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Yemen Collapses Amid Rebellion

The collapse of the Yemeni government in the face of a successful rebellion by the Houthi Islamic group has threatened the stability of the southern Arabian Peninsula, drawing in combat forces from Saudi Arabia and potentially beyond.


black and white contemporary photo of the house where Robert E. Lee negotiated and signed the surrerder, ending the civil  war
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Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered what remained of his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War. The village is now Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.